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November 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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This night with Ceramics alumni features Ofra Fisher, Joe Kowalczyk, Michael Steffen, and Peter St. Lawrence, a group of Bay Area artists who founded and now direct FM, a studio/gallery facility in the ever-growing Oakland Arts District. They open their doors monthly during Art Murmur for open studios and a feature show in their gallery space.

Presented by Grad Fine Arts as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

November 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Note: We regret to announce this lecture has been canceled.

Building disruptive analogies between art and politics, the filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl examines the history of the museum as a literal site of battle, focusing in particular on the ongoing rebellions in Paris in the 19th century, which made the halls of the Louvre (established as the first truly public museum in the wake of the French Revolution) a primary site of conflict. If the contemporary museum is frequently cast as a sanitary and elitist enclave, Steyerl demonstrates that at certain junctures it has been instead a territory of fierce armed struggle, with the right to public space and the public ownership of art as the desperate stakes.

Steyerl’s films have been exhibited at documenta 12, the 2010 Taipei Biennial, and the 7th Shanghai Biennale as well as numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at e-flux, New York. Steyerl is a professor of media arts at the Berlin University of the Arts.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

November 19, 2013 7:00 pm
MFA in Comics Summer Residency

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on campus for an in-depth look at our low-residency MFA in Comics. Meet with Chair Matt Silady to learn more about the curriculum and community of writers and artists at California College of the Arts.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

International Student Affairs and Programs

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Join us during International Education Week (November 18-22) for an exhibition that features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

As artists, we see art and the processes behind it through our own points of view. Stepping into a new culture adds a layer of defining how one interacts in a new environment and may ultimately cause viewpoints to shift and transform.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 19, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Reception area
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

Additional Information Sessions

San Francisco
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Film

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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International Student Affairs and Programs

November 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by International Student Affairs

November 18–22, 2013

Both campuses (the Nave in SF; A2 Café in Oakland)
All events are free and open to the public

Info: Joyna Heinz, jheinz@cca.edu, 415.551.9268

This week-long event happens on both campuses. Be sure to check out View•point, the international student exhibition that takes place during International Education Week. Join us for the opening reception November 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Galleries.

Read more about International Education Week at CCA »

Sponsored by Student Affairs

November 4–29, 2013

SF and Oakland campuses

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

Please donate your unwanted winter coats, hats, scarves, and blankets to the annual One Warm Coat winter-clothing drive.

Coats and jackets should be clean and gently used. All donated items will be given to local charities.

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Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10–December 14, 2013
Enrique Metinides, Mexico City, May 25, 1971; courtesy the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673

City of Disappearances focuses on the city as material, site, and situation for the contemporary lived experience. It will feature works from two important collections: the Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland).

The show is curated by Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Art Foundation and CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice alum, and Elizabeth Neilson, director of the Zabludowicz Collection.

Featured Artists

Michel Auder
Slater Bradley
Martin Boyce
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
John Menick
Enrique Metinides
Yelena Popova
Amie Siegel
Kelley Walker

City of Disappearances involves three distinct but integrated elements: a solo display devoted to one artist from each collection, a new installation of works drawn from both collections, and a room in which artworks of different mediums are shown together.

From the Kadist Art Foundation there is Berlin Remake (2005) by the New York-based artist Amie Siegel; this two-channel work juxtaposes preexisting films of Berlin with contemporary footage of the same locations, presenting a ghostly portrait of a city that has been a prominent protagonist in world conflict.

From the Zabludowicz Collection comes a selection of hard-hitting reportage captured by Enrique Metinides, a Mexico City-based photographer, between 1949 and 1995.

The show will include a newly configured sculptural installation by the Scottish artist Martin Boyce; the work is appearing for the first time in San Francisco. Boyce references architectural and modernist design and materials to create environments that blend functionality and aesthetics, to uncanny effect.

There will be video, painting, and photography by Slater Bradley, Yelena Popova, and Kelley Walker from the Zabludowicz Collection and Michel Auder, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and John Menick from the Kadist Art Foundation.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

City of Disappearances is supported by the Zabludowicz Collection and the Kadist Art Foundation.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.